Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

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Michigan’s Claire Kieffer-Wright, Purdue’s Ashley Evans, Penn State’s Haleigh Washington and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Haleigh Washington, Penn State

MB – Sr. – Colorado Spring, Co. – Doherty

Averaged 3.5 kills and 1.5 blocks per set with a .556 hitting percentage to help No. 3 Penn State defeat Illinois and Northwestern in straight sets

Led the team against Illinois with 11 kills, four blocks and two aces on a hitting clip of .647

Added 10 kills, five blocks and three digs to hit .474 against Northwestern

Earns her seventh career Player of the Week award

Last Penn State Player of the Week: Ali Frantti (Sept. 11, 2017)

Defensive Player of the Week

Claire Kieffer-Wright, Michigan

MB – Sr. – South Pasadena, Calif. – South Pasadena

Averaged 2.0 blocks and 3.5 kills per set to pace Michigan to back-to-back victories against Maryland and Ohio State

Recorded a career-best nine blocks and added 13 kills against the Buckeyes

Led the Wolverines in blocks (16) and kills (28) at a .440 attack average for the weekend

Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade

Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Jenna Lerg (Nov. 28, 2016)

Setter of the Week

Ashley Evans, Purdue

S – Sr. – Liberty Township, Ohio – Lakota East

Averaged 12.0 set assists per set with a .444 hitting percentage in guiding No. 19 Purdue to a pair of straight-set wins over Indiana

Registered 72 set assists, 11 digs, five kills and three blocks across two matches

Has guided the Boilermakers to the second-best hitting percentage in the nation (.351) and the Big Ten’s best kills per set average (14.64) this season

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree receives her first career Setter of the Week citation

Last Purdue Setter of the Week: Val Nichol (Sept. 1, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin

MB – Fr. – Riverside, Ill. – Riverside-Brookfield

Averaged 2.9 kills and 1.3 blocks per set with a .396 hitting percentage as No. 7 Wisconsin went 1-1 in Big Ten action on the weekend

Led the Badgers with 12 kills and four blocks at Iowa, hitting an error free .600

Registered 11 kills, six blocks and an ace against No. 8 Nebraska

Garners her fourth Freshman of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Dana Rettke (Sept. 25, 2017)

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